People & Organization Partner

Do you want to join us to impact the development of our growing organization, support our employees’ development as well as work with engagement? Then keep reading. We are looking for a local People & Organization (P&O) Partner in Denmark positioned at our production facility in Kvistgaard which will be your primary work location.

In the role of local P&O Partner, you will be working as a sparring partner for the managers in Kvistgaard and support them in building engagement, ensuring well-being, and a workplace where people want to stay.

It is your role to support and advice local managers on managerial tasks as handling performance cases, terminations, promotions, transfers etc. You are the go-to person to ensure compliance with our local union agreements, employment laws etc. whereas the colleagues in HR Operations and HR Rewards are managing and negotiating the overall agreements, conditions, and frameworks.

Since we are a growing organization, you will dedicate time to support onboarding of newly hired managers as well as local employer branding activities.

To become a success in this role, you must be capable to operate many different ad hoc requests and to build great relations with managers as well as rest of the People & Organization team. Besides the close collaboration with HR Operations, you will partner with our senior HR Business Partners in Global Operations to facilitate managers’ input to HR yearly activities as e.g. engagement dialogues and talent review.

Our Global Operations organization is currently expanding at the site in Kvistgaard, and it is relevant that you have experience from manufacturing and thrive in an environment with employees at all levels including operators.  

As local P&O Partner you will report to the Senior HR Director who covers HR Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development. You become part of a team of approx. 20 highly skilled colleagues placed primarily in Denmark but with colleagues in US, Germany, and Switzerland as well.

This is how you impact the people we are here to serve 

  • Foster a healthy and engaging workplace e.g. by facilitating team dialogues around engagement survey results and driving continuous improvement through leaders
  • Support managers in handling daily managerial tasks and thereby help them grow in their roles   
  • Drive culture building activities and onboarding of new managers at Kvistgaard
  • Support local employer branding activities in collaboration with Talent Acquisition
  • Help develop and roll out Global HR initiatives
  • Understand and speak Danish as well as English

Are you our next pioneer? 

Succeeding with our vision of becoming one of the largest pure-play vaccine companies in the world is no walk in the park, and therefore we need people like you who are determined to make it happen and have the following qualifications: 

  • +3 years of experience as a HR partner
  • Understanding of HR partnering across leadership levels including operator level
  • Experience from a start-up, Biotech, or pharma company is an advantage 
  • Having worked in a manufacturing environment is a big plus  

You are motivated by balancing what is best practice in the HR field with the needs and maturity of the organization we are here to serve. You are also able to:

  • Build trustful relations
  • Collaborate well with colleagues representing different HR expertise
  • Have a passion for supporting others
  • Have resilience in dealing with changes

For us, it is all about improving and saving lives

We are a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines, and our vision is to become one of the largest pure-play vaccine companies in the world. At Bavarian Nordic, you will be part of a global team of almost 1600 dedicated colleagues worldwide, all passionate about making a difference. We offer an inclusive and flexible workplace with a strong focus on personal and professional development, and we welcome people who are passionate about saving lives.

Our employees have the advantage of being able to use our bus route, 70E, which runs from Humlebæk Station directly to our production facilities in Kvistgaard. The bus has four departures every morning and afternoon with scheduled stops at Hørsholmvej and Kvistgaard St.

Does this apply to you?

Please reach out to Helle Thanning, Senior HR Business Partner if you have any questions: +45 22 65 67 23.

We are interviewing on an ongoing basis and look forward to receiving your application and CV as soon as possible via the link. We hope to find our new colleague before end of June.

Founded in 1994, we have more than 25 years of experience in developing life-saving vaccines. We are a global leader in smallpox and mpox vaccines. Our commercial product portfolio contains market-leading vaccines against rabies and tick-borne encephalitis and an Ebola vaccine. We are a global company headquartered in Denmark with a state-of-the-art production facility and sites in Germany, Switzerland, and USA. Our values – our Bavarian Nordic DNA, as we like to call it – are what guide our actions every day. We act as persistent pioneers, embrace change, value being boosted by the team, and believe in protecting lives every day. If that is also a part of your DNA, we invite you to join us in Bavarian Nordic! Bavarian Nordic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Helle Thanning 
Sr. HR Business Partner